Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:32:44 +0000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:32:44 +0000 Read All About It! Belgrade Theatre and Mercurial Dance take over CET building With the Belgrade Theatre marking its 60th anniversary in 2018, celebrations will get into full swing this summer with an ambitious performance takeover of the nearby CET Building. Running 10-14 July, a unique mini-festival titled Read All About It! will bring professional performers from Mercurial Dance together with our own community companies for two site-specific shows inspired by the city’s diverse history. In City Final, six groups led by our Community & Education team invite audien... Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 The Play That Went Right - Playwright Jonathan Sayer on his smash-hit comedy Following its sell-out success at the Belgrade Theatre in 2017, Olivier Award-winning comedy sensation The Play That Goes Wrong has been sent back to Coventry by popular demand as part of a brand new UK tour. From its humble, small-scale origins in Islington’s Old Red Lion pub theatre, Mischief Theatre’s side-splitting farce soon snowballed into an international sensation, enjoying overseas acclaim as well as spawning spin-offs on stage and on screen in the form of Peter Pan Goes Wrong ... Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Directors’ Club Member Woman Who… celebrates inspirational women Woman Who…, members of the Belgrade’s Directors’ Club, are once again celebrating the achievements of women in business, and the shortlist of nominees for 2018 have recently been announced. The awards seek to inspire and celebrate the achievements of women in business and rising stars of the future, encouraging women to recognise their achievements; celebrate their successes; motivate others; gain confidence and to grow through the experience. Nominees include Coventry Business Improve... Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Diamond Days: Celebrating 60 years in 2018 As Coventry begins preparations for its year as UK City of Culture in 2021, here at the Belgrade Theatre, we’re also getting ready to celebrate a major milestone in 2018. On Tuesday 27 March, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be celebrating our 60th birthday! Coinciding with World Theatre Day 2018, the occasion marks 60 years since the Belgrade first opened its doors in 1958, and will kick off a packed programme of exciting shows and events for the year ahead, highlighting our rich ... Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Celebrating Women in Theatre for IWD 2018 With Thursday 8 March marking International Women’s Day 2018, we’ve been taking a look back at some of the amazing female-led shows we’ve hosted over the last few years. On a day dedicated to celebrating the diverse achievements of women, and we’re proud to be able to reflect on the massively diverse array of productions we have staged in recent times, highlighting stories from all around the world about characters from all walks and all stages of life. Moreover, at a time when diver... Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Treat Mum to the gift of theatre With Mothers’ Day just around the corner, we’ve got the perfect present idea for any mums who love the theatre. This Mothering Sunday, instead of stocking up on flowers or chocolates, why not show your appreciation with a year’s worth of unforgettable live experiences? From now until Saturday 10 March, we’re offering an exclusive 20% discount on My Belgrade+ memberships, reduced from £110 to just £88 for the year. Along with advance notice and priority booking for all our Belgrade ... Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Celebrate World Book Day with the Belgrade Theatre With Thursday 1 March marking World Book Day 2018, the Belgrade Theatre is joining the celebrations with an exciting line-up of literary-inspired shows scheduled in for the season ahead. This Easter, family audiences can look forward seeing an array of traditional fairy tales and contemporary kids’ classics brought to life on stage. For grown-ups, we’ll also be welcoming adaptations of both Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations and Helen Tse’s bestselling memoir Sweet Mandarin. Thing... Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 King Arthur gallops into the Kingdom of Mercia Continuing their nationwide Spamalot quest for the ever-elusive Holy Grail, King Arthur (Bob Harms) and his Knights of the Round Table yesterday arrived in the Midland Kingdom of Mercia, hailed throughout the land as the home of the thriving cultural hub of Coventry. Ahead of a hunt that would take them to the stage of the kingdom’s Belgrade Theatre, the legendary knight errant and his loyal coconut-bearer Patsy (Rhys Owen) were invited to the nearby Kenilworth Castle for an audience wit... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Can you spare 60p to commemorate our 60th year? As part of our ongoing celebrations for our 60th birthday, and to commemorate the fantastic work of the Belgrade Theatre Trust in local communities since 1958, we have been asking bookers on certain shows to donate 60p when they make their booking. All of the money raised, from these and all donations to the theatre, are not distributed as profit, but reinvested back into the work that we do. In 2016-17, you helped raise £226,468 (through donations, grants and corporate support), which will... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Coventry choreographer gets stuck into Spamalot silliness As Selladoor’s superbly silly new production of Spamalot continues its tour of the UK, we’re looking forward to seeing the work of one former Coventry kid when it arrives at the Belgrade Theatre this week. Running at the Belgrade from Tuesday 27 February until Saturday 3 March, this reimagining of the much-loved Monty Python musical has been choreographed by Ashley Nottingham, whose love of dance was inspired by the local pantos that his mum and dad once worked on. We spoke to Ashley to... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000